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Soccer and cross country teams claim Valley titles

The women’s soccer and cross country squads claimed Missouri Valley Conference titles last season.

The soccer team won its fourth regular-season title in the last five years. The Redbirds also earned an automatic NCAA Tournament bid with a win over Missouri State in the 2011 State Farm MVC Tournament.

Freshman Rachel Tejada was MVC Player of the Year, MVC Freshman of the Year, and All-MVC First Team. Senior Natalie McCabe was Defensive Player of the Year and All-MVC First Team.

Senior Jessica Carlson and sophomore Anna Stinson were All-MVC First Team. ISU also captured Coaching Staff of the Year.

The cross country team won its first league title since 1989, placing four runners in the top 10 at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Indiana.  The women were led by freshman Krista DeCeault, senior Aisha Praught, junior Elise Sigg, and sophomore Kristen Zillmer. All four earned All-Valley honors.

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